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Le Colline Gattinara, 1982

What a pleasure to drink a fine nebbiolo at its peak. Still rich in color (in a nebbiolo sort of way) it is a sparking bright scarlet with almost no brown except at the edges. After 20 minutes in the glass the nose was explosive. Full of dark wild fruits, leather and even a hint of roses. With this kind of wine it is hard to take your nose out of the glass. Full and rich in the mouth with only the right hint of austerity left this wine seems to be at its peak now.